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Archery of the Khasi Tribe of Meghalaya
2021-04-20 15:28:41

Archery of the Khasi Tribe of Meghalaya

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Mystical Tawang
2019-11-19 12:08:44

Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh is one of those fabulous destinations, which is fascinating for any tourist This hilly destination is surrounded by beautiful glacial lakes in and around the valley with crystal clear blue waters. Encircled by lofty and magnificent mountains, Tawang is a feast for the eyes.

Released on: 2004

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Procession of women carrying rice into village
2019-11-13 11:00:42

Carrying back the rice. On the way back we and many of the people carrying back loads of rice were caught in a thunder storm with heavy rain. But the Konyaks ignored the rain and we met people going once more to the fields to bring up new loads. One young woman we knew made four trips in all. (From the field notes of Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf: 1970-08-29) 

Released on: 1970

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Tattooing a girls legs
2019-11-13 10:56:09

A short clip of tatooing a leg of a girl

Released on: 1962

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Man dancing with human skull at Chui
2019-11-13 10:48:34

Skull racks. Under the eaves, tied against the wall or resting (53) on shelves are innumerable trophies. To the left there are several rows of enemies' heads, altogether 137, - apparently the largest collection in the area. The origin of most is still known and proudly recounted. (From the field notes of Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Date: 1970-08-26). 

Released on: 1970

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Assam 1957 India
2019-11-11 11:57:41

The film shows the daily life of the people of Assam and the other northeastern state, their culture and tradition, village activities etc

Released on: 1957

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Sounds from the truck country
2019-11-07 11:59:31

Right amidst the wailing coal trucks, Manbha Lamare and Heibormi Sungoh of Shangpung village, Jaintia Hills, participate in the ritual of Koo-Iung, a house warming of sorts. Amidst the sacred chants and rhythms of lineage, lies hidden the song and dance form called La Heh.

Released on: 2015

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Wangala Part 2
2019-11-06 13:12:20

The Garos are some of the most interesting and intriguing people of India. They are an ancient race of Tibetian origin who settled in the north-east hill regions in pre-historic times. Being almost secluded from the mainstream of change in the rest of the country for many centuries, their culture is still pristine and traditional. However, not many outside their race know about them. The interest about a largely unknown people, coupled with the desire to travel to the remote Meghalaya, has been the impulse behind this short documentary film. It shows one woman on a journey of discovery as she travels deeper and deeper into Garo land, and finally the richness of the experience she has, learning about a way of life that is threatened on all sides by encroaching advances of urban civilization. This film documents their everyday lives and also their myths and religion, and tries to take a look at the world through their eyes. It finds out about the benevolent nature of their religion and philosophy, and the religious dimension about most of their actions, even their festivals and revelry. And it raises some important questions, not the least of which is whether we can help this fast-vanishing people survive, and whether government action is relevant. The traveling woman's wanderlust will not let her settle in one place, and fascinating as the Garo-s may be, she is seen at the end of this film to be heading east, in the direction of the land of the Khasi-s, a tribe similar to the Garo-s but with a distinct culture of their own.

Released on: 2011

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Ka Krud Ksing Part 2
2019-11-06 12:30:21

Thayang area of Ri Bhoi district in the north Khasi hills where the practice of rice cultivation done by groups of both men and women makes it necessary for a singer, armed with a small drum to accompany them in their work by singing the Krud Ksing songs.

Released on: 1996

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Ka Krud Ksing Part 1
2019-11-06 12:21:42

Thayang area of Ri Bhoi district in the north Khasi hills where the practice of rice cultivation done by groups of both men and women makes it necessary for a singer, armed with a small drum to accompany them in their work by singing the Krud Ksing songs.

Released on: 1996